Up Turned Brims

Up turned brims are generally made with a hollow centre into which the material is pinned to create the up-stand for the crown. Smaller up turned brims may be suitable for blocking-in-one where the blocked crown (including crown block) is pushed through the hole in the brim. This usually requires brim legs and the brim also needs to be sized bigger to allow room for the material between crown and brim. This is a great technique and we’re here to help if your unsure what method you will use.

Some brims come with string grooves as standard where they are necessary to give a clear cut line, but where they are not included they can be added for an additional charge of £25.00 (£20.83 ex VAT). Please check the description.

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BB138 Brim Block

£218.00

A small side sweep brim.

Ex Vat £181.67

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BB132 Brim Block

£230.00

An upturned brim with a steep side and dramatic sweep across the face. Suitable with a simple domed crown.

Ex Vat £191.67

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BB135 Brim Block

£264.00

A well upturned brim higher on one side than the other a a good sweep side to side. 480mm diameter.

Ex Vat £220.00

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BB120 Brim Block

£230.00

A graciously curvy upturned cloche style brim block! Pictured here with optional brim legs which allow the hat to be blocked in one with a crown such as CB7. Please note that this block has a circular head hole so a circular crown must be used with it. Where a crown is not restricted by a wide brim, it will naturally shape to the wearers head and in the process  gives a nice shape to the crown which otherwise would require a more complex block.

Ex VAT £191.67

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BB7 – Brim Block

£198.00

Circular Outline, 295 mm diameter. Pictured here with an optional string groove.

Ex VAT £165.00

 

 

 

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BB8 – Brim Block

£205.00

A delightful oval Breton with an offset crown. A deep brim gives a very pleasant effect. Oval outline 300 mm diameter.

Ex VAT £170.83

 

 

 

 

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BB10 – Breton Brim Block

£250.00

An elegant larger Breton with a circular outline of 360mm diameter. Straight inner sides blend the concentric crown with a tightly curved brim.

Ex VAT £208.33

 

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BB38 – Breton Brim Block

£235.00

An elegant larger Breton with an oval outline. 360mm diameter. Straight inner sides blend the concentric crown with a tightly curved brim.

Ex VAT £195.83

 

 

 

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BB32 – Brim Block

£264.00

A larger version of the Breton brim block BB10, this block has an oval outline and is 420 mm diameter. The picture shown is of a block with a string groove – an option available on all our blocks.

Ex VAT £220.00

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BB39 – Brim Block

£270.00

A larger version of the Breton brim BB10, this time with a circular outline. The picture shown is of a block with a string groove – an option available on all our blocks. 450mm diameter.

Ex VAT £225.00

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BB112 – Brim Block

£270.00

A large upturned brim block 500mm diameter with string groove included.

Ex VAT £225.00

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BB115 – Brim Block

£264.00

An oval upturned brim block with a flat slope down followed by a fairly sharp but not too high upturn. 10cm brim width measured horizontally out from the crown and string groove included.

Ex VAT £220.00

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BB105 Brim Block

£264.00

A well shaped up turned brim block featuring a sharp line between down turn and up turn elements and a great sweep across the face.

Ex VAT £220.00

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BB125 Brim Block

£264.00

A well shaped up turned brim block. A great ‘Mother of the Bride’ brim.

Ex VAT £220.00

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BB123 – Brim Block

£265.00

A medium size, well shaped up turned brim block; a nice curve front to back with a sharp up turn all the way round – higher at the sides than the front and back. 39cm x 41cm – string groove included.

Ex VAT £220.83

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BB45 – Trilby Brim Block

£209.00

A classic trilby style. The back sweeps up and the front sweeps down. Ideal for the trilby crown CB15. A generous width allows you to trim smaller if preferred. Oval outline – 350mm diameter. Pictured here with an optional string groove.

Ex VAT £174.17

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BB137 Brim Block

£218.00

A trilby brim, string groove included and pictured with optional brim legs for blocking in one.

Ex Vat £181.67

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BB75 – Brim Block

£218.00

Another great trilby brim, smaller than BB45 and with a much tighter upturn at the back. String groove included as standard and shown here with optional brim legs for blocking in one – a great way to work with these kind of brims.

Ex VAT £181.67

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BB76 – Brim Block

£218.00

A bigger more pronounced version of BB75. Quite a steep downturn at the front and a good round up turn at the back. 65mm wide all round. String groove included as standard.

Ex VAT £181.67

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BB95 Asymmetric Brim Block

£230.00

A stunning asymmetric brim block well suite to trilby crowns such as CB112. The low point at the front is offset to the wearers right and the high point at the back is offset to the wearers left. Very attractive! String grove included as standard.

Ex VAT £191.67

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BB55 – Brim Block

£198.00

Another fedora or trilby brim that is turned up all the way round. Brim width of 2.5″ (63mm) or 3″ (76mm)mm. Once blocked and dry you can flip the front down if required. Pictured here with a set of brim legs (optional) to make blocking in one possible – a real classic fedora brim! String groove as standard.

Ex VAT £165.00

 

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BB141 Brim Block

£198.00

A gentle upturn brim 6cm wide all round. The profile does dip slightly from the base of the crown before the upturn towards the edge resulting in the edge being at the same level as the base of the crown.

Ex Vat £165.00

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BB142 Brim Block

£198.00

A gently upturned brim 8cm wide all round. The profile does dip slightly from the base of the crown before the upturn towards the edge which finishes slightly higher than the base of the crown.

Ex Vat £165.00

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BB80 – Brim Block

£198.00

A more curved version of the BB55 above. It measures 57mm horizontally out from the head hole and the up turn will be 32mm high on the finished hat. String groove as standard.

Ex VAT £165.00

 

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BB81 – Brim Block

£198.00

Similar to the BB80 above but measuring only 41mm horizontally out from the head hole The up turn will be 32mm high on the finished hat. String groove as standard – shown here with brim legs for blocking in one (not included in the price).

Ex VAT £165.00

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BB108 – Brim Block

£218.00

A tight trilby/fedora brim with a brim width of 53mm. String groove included. Head block not included.

Ex VAT £181.67

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BB106 – Brim Block

£222.00

A wide trilby/fedora brim with a brim width of 85mm (front and back). String groove included. Head block not included.

Ex VAT £185.00

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BB104 – Brim Block

£194.00

A very neat and stingy bowler style brim block. Well curled sides and straight slope front and back, string groove included but not head block.

Ex VAT £161.67

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BB109 – Brim Block

£235.00

An homburg brim that allows a fully rolled edge to be created right on the block. The felt can be tied into the corner and because of the blocks’ design, the string will naturally be pulled in and down to create a tight corner. This brim also features a curved line where the crown meets the brim. This is a common feature on old hats and is only (and easily) achievable by blocking in one. For this a brim on a stand or with brim legs will be necessary.

Ex VAT £195.83

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BB107 – Brim Block

£195.00

An upturned brim (flange) for trilbies/fedoras that can be flipped down at the front after blocking.

Ex VAT £162.50

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BB128 Brim Block

£195.00

An tightly upturned brim (flange) for trilbies/fedoras that can be flipped down at the front after blocking.

Ex VAT £162.50

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BB133 Brim Block

£195.00

An upturned brim the same dimensions as our popular BB107 but this time with a steep and tighter upturn.

Ex Vat £162.50

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BB116 – Brim Block

£218.00

An upturned asymmetrical brim block suitable for trilby styles. The high and low points of the brim edge are slightly off centre at the front and back. String groove included.

Ex VAT £181.66

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BB100 Trilby/Fedora Brim Block

£195.00

A stingy and tightly up turned trilby or fedora brim that can be flipped down at the front.

Ex VAT £162.50

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BB70 – Brim Block

£195.00

A narrower pork pie/trilby/fedora brim that is again turned up all the way round. The width of the brim is 45mm. Once blocked and dry you can flip the front down if required. Pictured here made from tulip wood and with a string groove (optional). Great with trilby or pork pie crowns.

Ex VAT £162.50

 

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BB71 – Snap Brim Block

£208.00

A very stylish ‘snap’ brim which features a ridge round the back where the blocked brim will ‘snap’ to create an upturn running from the sides round to the back. This has the advantage that with a crown or indeed any of our multiblock tips screwed on top, you can ‘block in one’ in the same way that you would make a cloche hat. The ideal crown to accompany this brim is the CB112 pictured left, but why not try any of our multiblock tips too. Other blocks that will attach in the same way as CB112 are CB117, CB15a and CB51. String groove as standard and the overall brim width is 2″.

Ex VAT £173.33

 

 

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BB71 2.5″ Snap Brim Block

£208.00

Our BB71 has been so popular probably due to the ease with which it can be blocked in one with a crown attached, that we decided to add a bigger size. This time, the snap at the back will be much less steep and the overall brim width is 2.5″. Use with a crown such as CB112. String groove included as standard.

Ex VAT £173.33

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BB71 3″ Snap Brim Block

£212.00

A 3″ wide version of our very popular BB71 snap brim. This time, the snap at the back will be much less steep – use with a crown such as CB112. String groove included as standard.

Ex VAT £176.67

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BB46 – Topper Brim Block

£218.00

A brim block for the classic topper, CB22F. Can be combined with other crowns to produce extremely attractive designs. String groove included as standard.

Ex VAT £181.67

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BB72 – Topper Brim Block

£247.00

Another brim block for the classic topper CB22F – but this time with much more exaggerated features. The brim sweeps up high at the sides with a fairly steep down turn front and back. String groove included as standard.

Ex VAT £205.83

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BB117 Topper Brim Block

£218.00

A very victorian and well curved topper brim block copied from an original. This block is designed to allow you to block a top hat in one piece of felt – nothing that is not normally possible because you can push the top hat crown through the hole in the brim. In this case, the brim is made in two halves that can separate. Once your crown is blocked, the halves can go around allowing you to block the same piece of felt over and into the groove. The two halves are held together simply by the pressure of the string as you tie in the felt. Other blocks such as BB86, BB46 and BB72 can also be made as separating brims for an additional £25. The legs come as standard with this block.

Ex VAT £181.67

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BB79 – Topper Brim Block

£218.00

Another topper brim this time inspired by dressage style top hats. It features tightly curled narrow sides as shown in the outline picture and a gently sloping back and front. Ideal with our lower topper crown CB118F and with string groove as standard.

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BB64 – Bowler Brim Block

£235.00

A brim block for the classic bowler. An integral string groove with one vertical side allows the traditional turned-over rim to be created straight on the block. The groove ‘fades out’ at the front & back. An ideal crown is CB114.

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BB86 – Bowler Brim Block

£218.00

A really stylish bowler brim block with well rounded sides and a gentle down turn front and back. Perfect with CB114 bowler crown. String groove included.

Ex VAT £181.67

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BB37 – Brim Block

£253.00

A western style design brim block that works well with the CB29 crown block. Can also be used with other crowns to produce interesting effects. Oval outline – 360mm diameter.

Ex VAT £210.83

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BB96 Cloche Brim Block

£230.00

A very early 20th century cloche brim featuring a great sweep across the face. This block is circular in form and works ideally when sized 3/4″ bigger than the crown so that it can be blocked in one. Brim legs needed for this. String groove included as standard.

Ex VAT £191.67

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My blocks have arrived, they are Amazing!!!  Have already started blocking and they are superb to work with. I will definitely be buying more. Jill Humphries – Australia

BB49 – Brim Block

£264.00

A large western style brim with graceful sweeping lines. Circular outline, 450 mm diameter.

Ex VAT £220.00

 

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BB50 – Brim Block

£253.00

A full-bodied western style brim – oval outline.

Ex VAT £210.83

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BB47 – Brim Block

£275.00

A delightfully curved under-surface, sweeping down toward the shoulders characterises this brim. A sumptuous design! Circular outline, 500 mm diameter.

Ex VAT £229.17

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BB48 – Brim Block

£253.00

A neat little brim with the longer downturn at the sides. Circular outline, 350 mm diameter.

Ex VAT £210.83

 

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BB51 – Brim Block

£253.00

A delightful flowing design in which the high side of the brim sweeps up from near the centre of the front and back. With the crown level, the underside of the brim slopes gently up towards the high side. Circular outline, 370 mm diameter – string groove included.

Ex VAT £210.83

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BB44 – Brim Block

£264.00

A larger version of the free flowing BB51. Again, the high side sweeps up from the centre, but on this design, the underside is horizontal when the crown is level. Circular oultine – 480mm diameter.

Ex VAT £220.00

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BB73 – Brim Block

£264.00

By request, a slightly smaller version of the BB44 to suit the smaller frame. The crown is also offset further and this time towards the upturn side. On this block there is no defined line on the rim for the extent of the upturn, leaving you free to cut it however you like. A very stylish and verstile brim. Circular outline, 460 mm diameter.

Ex VAT £220.00

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BB52 – Brim Block

£253.00

A full-bodied brim, swept up at the front and down at the back on an oval outline. 400mm diameter.

Ex VAT £210.83

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BB53 – Brim Block

£264.00

A larger version of BB52 above, again with a beautifully swept up front on an oval outline. Circular outline, 460 mm diameter.

Ex VAT £220.00

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BB4 – Brim Block

£210.00

A very flattering diagonal brim sweeps from a straight slope on one side to a cheeky hollow on the other. The crown is offset slightly toward the straight side of the brim. Circular outline, 280mm diameter.

Ex VAT £175.00

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BB14 – Brim Block

£250.00

A larger version of the BB4. Again the diagonal brim sweeps from a straight downward slope to a pleasant hollow curve in the other side. The crown is offset slightly toward the straight side of the brim. Circular outline – 380mm diameter.

Ex VAT £208.33

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BB34 – Brim Block

£264.00

An even larger version of the BB4, with similar design features. A very flattering diagonal brim sweeps from a straight slope on one side to a cheeky hollow on the other. The crown is offset slightly toward the straight side of the brim. The picture shown is of a block with a string groove – an option available on all of our blocks. Circular outline – 480mm diameter.

Ex VAT £220.00

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BB13 – Brim Block

£250.00

A large striking design with a circular outline and a crown that is offset 20mm toward the back and 30mm toward the left hand side. The offset sweeping shape is particularly elegant. Circular outline – 380mm diameter.

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BB78 – Brim Block

£295.00

A very large diameter up turn brim with a dramatic sweep from side to side. The thumbnail picture shows the block at the angle the finished hat will be with the high side being as high as an average crown. High side can be placed either left or right. Why not try MB77 tip which gives a matching slope to the crown? Circular outline, 516mm diameter and pictured here with an optional string groove.

Ex VAT £245.83

 

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BB144 Brim Block

£295.00

A version of BB78 that on the upturn sides has a slight downturn before the upturn.

Ex VAT £245.83

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BB5 – Brim Block

£235.00

A design with shallow curves sweeping from a flat plane on one side to a gently curving slope on the other. The crown is central in the brim.

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BB33 – Brim Block

£253.00

A similar design to BB5 above, but with the right side turned up slightly and with a more pronounced curve on the left. Again, the crown is central in the brim. Circular outline, 400 mm diameter.

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BB82 – Bowler Brim Block

£235.00

A irresistable vintage style perching bowler block. Based on a 20″ head size, the hat will sit up on the head as shown on the left. Goes with CB134 shown below. This can also be made in a head fitting size to be used with any other crowns.

Ex VAT £195.83

CB134 price £98.00 (£81.67 ex VAT)

Combo price £299 (£249.17 ex VAT)

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BB83 – Brim Block

£253.00

An asymmetric and versatile brim that works either way round. One way gives a nice high up turn at the front sweeping down to one side, the other way turns it into a stunning trilby style with a downturned front, one high side and the other low. String groove included as standard.

Ex VAT £210.83

 

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BB35 – Double Brim Block

£275.00

This double block is a combination of the BB14 and BB33 styles, with the crown in the centre of the brim. A very popular choice! Circular outline – 400mm diameter.

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BB36 – Double Brim Block

£270.00

A delightful combination of two swept up brims. The large diameter offers endless possibilities for cutting to interesting outlines. The crown is in the centre of the brim. Circular outline – 500mm diameter.

Ex VAT £225.00

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Just thought I’d drop you a line to say that my blocks arrived last week – they are simply the most gorgeous thing I own – sad I know, but I’m so very proud of them – thank you. Caroline Eyres – UK

 
 
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